Louis Hebert


Louis Hebert

Iberville Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 7 Jan 1901 (aged 80)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA
Cenotaph Cecilia, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA

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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated third in the class of 1845, at West Point, but resigned his commission two years later to take charge of his father's sugar plantations. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was an officer of Louisiana Militia, a member of the State Senate and the State's chief engineer. He entered the Confederate Army as Colonel of the 3rd Louisiana Infantry, fought at Wilson's Creek and was captured with his command at the Battle of Elkhorn. After being prisoner exchanged, he was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1862. He commanded the 2nd Brigade of General Henry Little's Division in North Mississippi, taking part in the Battles of Iuka, Corinth, and Vicksburg. He was subsequently and until the end of the war, was placed in charge of the heavy artillery in Fort Fisher, North Carolina and acted as chief engineer of the Confederate War Department in that state. After the war, he edited newspapers and was a teacher in private schools in Iberville and St. Martin Parishes, Louisiana. In 2002, his remains were removed from the Hebert Family Cemetery, Cecilia, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana and reinterred at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Cecilia, Louisiana.

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  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Hebert (13 Mar 1820–7 Jan 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10894, citing Hebert Family Cemetery, Cecilia, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .